1 July 1991 Magneto-optical signal detection with elliptically polarized light
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Proceedings Volume 1499, Optical Data Storage '91; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45920
Event: Optical Data Storage, 1991, Colorado Springs, CO, United States
A new magneto-optical signal detection method employing both Kerr effect and optical dichroism is proposed. Be setting a wave plate between the polarization beam splitter and the disk, an elliptically polarized light is focused on the disk. By selecting a wave plate and its setting angle properly, and also by enhancement of Kerr ellipticity (epsilon) K of the recording materials, a higher carrier-to-noise ratio can be obtained.
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Takeshi Nakao, Akira Arimoto, Masahiko Takahashi, "Magneto-optical signal detection with elliptically polarized light", Proc. SPIE 1499, Optical Data Storage '91, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45920; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45920


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